Advance Your Practice and Begin Your Certification
with Santosha’s Online Yoga Teacher Training

Deepen your Yoga knowledge with our cost-effective, authentic yoga teacher training… from the comfort of your own home.

Change your life


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Go Deeper into your yoga journey

with Santosha’s Convenient Online Yoga Teacher Training

Why choose Santosha for your Online Yoga Studies?

Santosha’s in-depth online Yoga course is designed to provide a comprehensive foundation for teaching yoga skillfully with compassion and awareness.

Authentic Yogic Path

Our yoga teacher training embraces a holistic approach to the path of yoga. Combining the wisdom of traditional yoga with contemporary understandings of the body, emotions and spirituality serves as a platform for self-inquiry to ignite a process of genuine transformation.

 Modern Methods – Ancient Wisdom

Our teacher training method concentrates on a extensive knowledge of the traditional yoga poses, woven together by a unique blend of vinyasa flow accessible to all levels and abilities. The yoga taught is not another ‘style’ of Yoga but an authentic presentation of  ancient yoga teachings, drawing from the Sri T Krishnamacharya lineage.

Learn the Anatomy and Foundations of  Yoga Postures

Gain knowledge of anatomy specific guidelines which form a solid basis for safe and informed teaching. We provide comprehensive Asana modules and a manual with all you need to teach and progress each pose.

Teach Safely, Learn Modifications and Adjustments, Sequence Classes

Teach postures and practices safely with correct alignment modifications, adjustments and cues. Once this is mastered move on to sequence safely and effectively, to progress asanas and breath.

Gain the Life-changing Wisdom of Yoga Philosophy

Explore in-depth the wisdom of yoga philosophy and the Eight Limbs of Yoga, allowing for a deeper experience of the benefits of Yoga and true transformation in your life. Leave with life-changing tools for living and relating.

Develop and Deepen your Self Practice

A Teacher’s self practice is the building block from which great teaching begins – leave with a tailored practice, specifically designed for your body, mind and spirit.


Who is the Santosha Online Yoga Teacher Training suitable for?

The level 1 200 hour course is open to students of all yoga levels with the maturity and commitment to embark on a personal journey of self-discovery, including:

– Students with the desire to become yoga teachers and complete the Yoga Teacher Training requirements to do so

– Students who do not wish to be yoga teachers but have a sincere interest in the subject matter and want to deepen their own knowledge and understanding of Yoga and Self

For those who wish to teach, the yoga training will provide the student with the confidence needed to teach yoga skillfully, with compassion, awareness and knowledge.

Our Level 1 Online YTT 200 Course is particularly convenient for students with time or money constraints that won’t allow them to travel for our 3 week YTTs. With this option, you can begin your training from the comfort of your own home, with the convenience of completing the course over a 12-month period.

Santosha is about helping you in your life – we understand how life can be and we are here to help – therefore we allow you to go over your 12 months time-frame if you need to. We can also offer additional meetings and support at any time if you need. We are here to help you complete the course in the best way to fit your life-style and needs.

Please note: If you are seeking Yoga Alliance registration, upon completing the home-study program, you must also complete 200 hours in-person yoga teacher training to complete all requirements for the 200-hour yoga teaching certification with Yoga Alliance. Online hours do not count towards these 200 Hours.

Students Who Complete The Level 1 Online YTT 200-Hour Course Will:

  • Possess the knowledge to teach group classes, workshops or private sessions in a range of settings
  • Be qualified to teach yoga, and receive a letter of completion and certificate evidencing your non-contact training hours
  • Deepen and strengthen their practice and understanding of yoga
  • Gain in-depth understanding of the postures and how to teach them
  • Receive individual attention
  • Learn how to structure and create cohesive, well-rounded classes
  • Learn about the various styles of yoga and its history
  • Acquire an understanding of yoga philosophy, anatomy and physiology
  • Join an Online community with your fellow online student friends
  • Have the confidence and tools to begin teaching yoga
  • Develop a greater understanding of meditation
  • Be a happier, healthier person, being able to understand how you exist in this world and possessing the tools to cope with life’s movements with ease!

Experience the True Essence of Yoga

The Santosha Online YTT 200-hour training allows each individual to experience the true essence of yoga through a unique and holistic synthesis of ageless wisdom from the ancient scriptures and philosophy, applied in a contemporary context. We allow students to fully grasp yoga within its historical context and begin to put yoga into practice in their daily lives.

Santosha’s teachers possess deep knowledge and understanding, and their compassion and love for teaching means that they truly teach from their hearts. By joining the Santosha family, you are joining a community of like-minded individuals from around the world that support one another in living our true potential! Santosha Yoga Teacher Trainings are truly unique, and all students will feel supported, loved and accepted from the moment they begin their new journey.

Get Started Straight Away

Upon the receipt of your payment, you will receive the login to our Santosha Yoga Online Resource center, where you can access all the modules so you can begin your journey right away!

Upon completion of each module, you will email the finished questions back to your teacher. Your teacher will then return your marked questions with comments. If there are questions to be re-done, you will be informed of this.

This process will be continued until you complete all 20 Modules.

Course Assessments

In order to pass the course and qualify as a Santosha Certified Online Yoga Teacher you will need to complete the following:

  • Each module contains questions/checklists that you will need to be completed before you move to the next module
  • There is one final open book exam at the end of the course.
  • Email a journal of your Asana, Meditation and Pranayama Yoga Practice.
  • A final video of you teaching a yoga class at home or in a studio.

About your teacher


Sunny Richards is the founder of Santosha Yoga. She has devoted her life to Santosha, which was born from a dream to create a sacred place for healing, transformation and to awaken the incredible potential of happiness and connection to ourselves.

Sunny has been teaching for over 22 years and has trained in Ashtanga Yoga, Vinyasa Yoga, Vini Yoga, Yoga Therapy, Pre and Post Natal Yoga, Yoga Nidra, Trauma Sensitive Yoga, Yin Yoga, Children’s Yoga, Restorative Yoga and  Meditation.

Sunny is passionate about dedicating time for continual studies and a deep personal practice, so that what she shares is rooted deeply in the process and understanding and integration of real yoga.

Your Level 1 Online Course Content

  • Background and Philosophy of Yoga
    The Eight Limbs, Sankhya Theory and Related Philosophies
  • History of Yoga
    Hatha Yoga, Yantra, Hatha Yoga Pradikpika, Patanjali and the Yoga Sutras, Yoga’s Core Concepts
  • Relaxation
    The Benefits of Relaxation, Relaxation Exercise
  • Meditation
    The Monkey Mind, Consciousness and The Witness, Samskaras and Their Consequences, The Five States of Mind, Siddhis and Their Consequences, Meditation Techniques
  • Pranayama
    The Abilities of Pranayama, The Physiology of the Breath, Yogic Breathing, Types of Pranayama
  • Chakras
    Chakras and the Physical Body, Balancing the Chakras, The Yoga Kundalini Upanishad
  • Diet and Health
    Introduction to Ayurveda, The Three Gunas, The Five Elements, Understanding Your Individual Constitution and the Prakruti, Doshas and Sub-Doshas, Prakuti from a Mental and Physical Point of View, Disease Tendencies of the Three Qualities
  • Anatomy and Physiology
    The Bandhas and their Application, The Respiratory System Mechanics of the Breathing, Spinal Function, Different Types of Joints, Principles of Injury Prevention and Management
  • Asanas
    Preparatory Poses, Sun Salutations, Standing Poses, Hip Openers, Forward Bends, Twists, Back Bends, Arm Balances, Inversions, Restorative
  • Teaching Yoga
    Becoming a Professional Yoga Teacher, Qualities of a Yoga Teacher,  Teaching Styles, Planning for Different Levels of Experience, Correcting Muscular Imbalances
  • Class Sequencing
    General Class Planning, Structuring a Class, Sequencing, Developing Alternative Sequencing for Pregnancy and Menstruation
  • The Yoga Business
    How to Prepare to Give a Yoga Class, How to Promote a Yoga Class, Work and Communication in the Business, Prepare Workplace and Financial Documentation, Workplace Safety Procedures, Delivering Service to Customers, Occupational Health and Safety, Insurance Requirements
  • The Yoga Teacher
    How to Create a Safe Environment, Identifying Elements of a Safe Yoga Practice, Keeping Safe While Teaching

Your Course Materials

Along with the Course Manuals, Videos and Modules provided by Santosha upon enrollment, you will also require the following books fro your training:

  •  Eckhart Tolle – The Power of Now
  • A. G. Mohan – Yoga for Body, Breath and Mind
  • A. G. Mohan and Indra Mohan – Yoga Therapy
  • Gary Kraftsow – Yoga for Wellness
  • Dr N Chandrasekaran – Yoga Therapy, Vol 1

Teaching and Certification

Upon completing this course, you will be equipped to practice safely and teach others in a range of diverse settings.

Santosha is about helping you in your life, therefore we allow you to go over your 12 months time-frame if needed – we understand how life can be and we are here to help! In regards to the meetings you will schedule with your senior teacher, we offer additional meetings and support at any time if you need. We are here to help you complete the course in the best way to fit your life-style.

Please note: Online hours are not included in the 200 Hours required for registration with Yoga Alliance. If you are seeking Yoga Alliance registration, you must also complete an additional 200 contact hours in-person yoga teacher training upon completing the home-study program in order to to complete all Yoga Alliance requirements for certification.

Your Training Investment

Santosha ascribes to the philosophy of non-greed, and so we are happy to offer low-cost training courses to make yoga accessible to as many people as possible. Therefore, your investment in the Level Online YTT 200 course is only $990 AUD

Online Teacher Training – $990 AUD
(includes GST and deposit)

Payment Plan
Alternatively, you can choose the easy payment plan which consists of three easy monthly payments of $330 AUD.

Please note there is a $330 AUD non-refundable deposit included in this price, which cannot be returned in the event of a cancellation on your part.

We guarantee you will leave us with a wealth of knowledge, a smile on your face and a warm, open heart!

What You Get With Your Investment:

      • All 20 Modules
      • Santosha’s Asana Manual (used by students of our YTT 200 / YTT 300 courses)
      • Santosha Vinyasa Krama Manual
      • Santosha Post, Pre Natal, Children’s and Teens Manual (PPNCT)
      • All Santosha Level One YTT 200 supporting notes
      • 1 x  Santosha singlet
      • Two 2-hour Skype sessions with one of Santosha’s senior teachers. During this time the teacher will assist you to develop your own Asana, Meditation and Pranayama practice, as these practices will become your teachings. The teacher will be able to answer anything for you during these sessions
      • 1 x Santosha Online 200hr Yoga Teacher Training Certificate
      • A wealth of knowledge and heart full of love!


Join our Santosha 200 Hour Online Yoga Teacher Training Today

If you, like hundreds of happy students before you know that this course is for you, then take action today…



Option 1: Payment Plan

3 Monthly Payments of  $330 AUD


Option 2: Whole Enchilada

1 Single Investment of $990 AUD


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What makes Santosha Special?

Authentic Lineage – Back to the Source

You can trust that the Yoga you learn is authentic Yoga based on ancient teachings – not just another fad ‘style’ of Yoga. Drawing from the healing traditions of the Sri T Krishnamacharya lineage, the Yoga we teach has genuine therapeutic benefits for transformation and inner peace. Through our practical curriculum, we create a foundation for teaching yoga skillfully, with wisdom and care.

“The training received comes from the heart, and each instructor comes with a heart full of love for yoga, and love for the individuals they are teaching. We were led back to the original intent of yoga – that it is for everyone – for healing and for growth. ” ~ Michelle Boyd, Canada

Tools to Change Your Life

Yoga is not just a series of postures; it is a deeply transformative tool that brings about real change and growth in your life. That’s why we offer spiritual counseling alongside our trainings, enabling you to get the most of this deeply life changing experience and to find the support you need to leave the training not only a newly certified yoga teacher, but with a new way of looking at the world.

“The course provided a life-changing education that is difficult to put into words, leading to a calmer and more centered attitude to life. Even four months on, I draw on the lessons learned each day – with the knowledge of asana just the tip of the iceberg.” ~ Kate Miller, Australia

Stretch Your Body, Not Your Budget!

We want to spread the joy of yoga, so are committed to keeping our courses the most affordable on the market, while still providing a top quality training. We don’t believe in inflating our prices at the cost of losing passionate teachers who are ready to make a difference in the world, so we keep our costs low.

“Thank you from the bottom of my heart for such a magical experience. The thought, preparation, and love that you all put in are so appreciated. You have nurtured and guided us on our own individual journeys and that is priceless. You have created a wonderful things with Santosha and I feel blessed to have experienced it.” ~ Caroline, Vanuatu

Become a Confident Teacher

Our Online training specifically offers the in depth knowledge and skills you need to share yoga with others. Extensive study of asana, meditation and pranayama means you will walk away with the ability to confidently lead classes. Santosha’s comprehensive modules, manuals and experienced teachers mean you will leave the course with the resources to confidently share your knowledge and new skills.

“I could not wait to get started and once I received the books and modules I began to work on the assignments. I tackled the variety of assignments with much enthusiasm, as I knew I was closer to my goal of becoming a yoga teacher. The course was very thorough, covering many key aspects including the history of Yoga, Chakras and Ayurveda” ~ Natalie Siritzky, Online Student

Ongoing Support and Friendship

At Santosha we support you at every step of your yoga journey; we accept and love you where you are in every moment. Your teachers will walk beside you, offering the support you need to empower yourself and embrace a new way of being. Share the experience with our Online Tribe – creating the opportunity to connections and community with others on the same path.

“Sunny and the Santosha team have been wonderful in their ongoing support. I feel blessed for having completed the course and to be part of the Santosha family now. I am thrilled that the school where I teach is committed to introducing yoga as a regular co-curricular activity for students and staff. The journey will continue…” ~ Natalie Siritzky, Online Student

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Santosha wants to make booking totally risk free for you, because we believe that once you begin this journey your life will change in such a way you could never have thought possible! If at any time you decide that you would like to attend any one of our contact YTT 200 courses then we will minus $500.00 off the total cost of the YTT. If within two weeks of signing up for the training you feel that you do not want to complete the course OR you do not want to become a Yoga Teacher we will give you a refund back minus the non refundable BUT transferable $330 deposit fee.

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